"By being grateful, a man makes himself deserving of yet another kindness."

The heap of yams you will reap depends upon the number of mounds you have plowed.


He whose throat is longer than his arm must pray constantly for gods' protection.

An oil lamp feels proud to give light even though it wears itself away.

A bag that says it will not take more, and a traditional doctor who says he would not leave anything behind are both sure to suffer.

If the owner of a calabash calls it a worthless calabash, others will join him to use it to pack rubbish.

A man who is advised and he takes it, is still a man who acts from his own free will.

An old banana leaf was once young and green.

If one were to remove every smoking wood from a fire and condemn it as bad, one would be killing the fire itself.

How can man be remembered when the giant trees in the forest are soon forgotten.

It is the work of one's hands that decides what one eats for dinner - for some it is pounded yam, for others it is pounded plantain or nothing.

Being Grateful African Quotes